Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic Engineering

Higher Certificate in EngineeringElectronic Engineering

Full Time
2016 CAO range:
        205 - 305
Cork Road
2 years
120 ECTS

What is Electronic Engineering?

Common electronic systems include applications like mobile phones, sound and vision systems, computer and information technology, automation and machine control, robotics and biomedical engineering. Increasingly, embedded software is a vital element in modern electronics. Electronic engineering is concerned with the design, development, manufacture and application of electronic devices, circuits and systems.

What is the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic Engineering course?

The Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronics is a two year course, which prepares students for employment and/or further education in the area of electronic engineering.

Special Features of the Course

There is a strong emphasis on practical work in the course and there is a project element in each semester where students construct and test electronic circuits. There is also hardware and software integration in some of these projects.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Electronic Devices and TheoryDiscrete Active Circuits
Engineering ScienceCombinational Digital Systems
Electrical Science 1Electrical Science 2
Fundamental Engineering MathsIntroductory Calculus
Learning SkillsComputer Aided Engineering
Electronics TechnologyElectronics Project
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Linear Amps and OscillatorsNon Linear Amps and Power
Sequential Digital SystemsProgrammable Digital Systems
Telecommunications FundamentalsTelecommunication Systems
Further Calculus and ProbabilityLinear Algebra and ODE's
Electronic Systems 1Electronic Systems 2
Introduction to HLL ProgrammingControl Systems

Leaving Certificate 2017:

Minimum entry requirements

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7

Advanced and Equivalent Entry:

Graduates of the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic Engineering find work in the following areas:

  • Assembly, testing and troubleshooting of electronic equipment

  • Operation and servicing of electronic equipment

  • Technical sales and technical support

  • Hardware and software applications

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